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Florida man gets 30 years in prison for murder of transgender woman

Monday, December 22, 2014
Kentz Louis
Kentz Vernes Louis, 23, was convicted of murdering Ashley Sinclair, whose body was found April 4, 2013, in a wooded area in Orange County, Fla. [...]

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Couple files lawsuit after Florida cancels driver’s licenses over name change

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Scott Wall-DeSousa and Dan Wall-DeSousa
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two Central Florida men whose driver's licenses were cancelled because they changed their names using their out-of-state marriage license, have filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida, seeking to have their legal marriage recognized by the state. [...]

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Orange County, Fla., Catholic GOP mayor supports marriage equality

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Teresa Jacobs
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orange County, Fla., mayor Teresa Jacobs has voiced her support for marriage equality. "I support it," said Jacobs, who is both a Republican and Catholic. "People should be able to share their lives with the person they love. Government should treat these couples the same. Once you [...]

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Fla. towing company owner charged with illegally towing cars during Gay Days

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jason Combs is arrested for illegally towing cars during Florida's annual Gay Days last month.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Authorities have arrested a Florida towing company operator they say illegally towed cars during Orlando's 2014 Gay Days celebration. Orange County Sheriffs deputies arrested 45 year-old Jason Combs for towing more than 100 vehicles between June 5 and June 9. The annual Gay Days festivities draw tens [...]

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Former Fla. governor Charlie Crist files brief in support of marriage equality

Monday, June 30, 2014
Charlie Crist
MIAMI -- Former Florida governor Charlie Crist on Friday filed an amicus brief in support of the marriage equality in a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The suit, Pareto v. Ruvin, was filed in January in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Equality Florida Institute and six [...]

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Orlando city council supports overturning same-sex marriage ban

Monday, June 23, 2014
Buddy Dyer
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando's city council has voted to support overturning Florida's ban on same-sex marriage. City council members approved Mayor Buddy Dyer's proposal to file a friend of the court brief in a lawsuit set for a hearing early next month in Miami. [...]

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Janet Porter warns of Disney World’s Gay Day’s ‘public displays of perversion’

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Janet Porter
Religious Right activist Janet Porter is upset that gay people are vacationing to Disney World for “Gay Day at Disney,” calling on members of her group, Faith 2 Action, to spread the word. Today she told listeners of her radio bulletin that “the homosexual agenda is planning to once again [...]

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Fla. education chief rejects claim that testing firm is working to turn kids gay

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
MILTON, Fla. -- Florida's education commissioner on Tuesday rejected an assertion by a state lawmaker that a standardized testing organization aims to make public school students homosexual. [...]

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Fla. lawmaker: New educational standards are designed to turn all school children gay

Monday, May 19, 2014
Charles Van Zant
A Florida Republican state lawmaker says new "common core" educational standards are designed to turn all school children gay. [...]

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Fla. student says he was rejected by fraternity because he’s openly gay

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
George Dumont
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando says he has been banned from joining a fraternity because he is openly gay. [...]

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